Bolt d'Oro Colt Runs to the Money at Monmouth

Major Dude | Sarah Andrew

6th-Monmouth, $56,925, Msw, 6-18, 2yo, 5f, :59.60, ft, 3 3/4 lengths.
MAJOR DUDE (c, 2, Bolt d'Oro–Mary Rita {SP}, by Distorted Humor) shipped down to the Jersey Shore following a series of drills at Todd Pletcher's Saratoga base, including a five-furlong bullet in 1:01 1/5 (1/5) over the Oklahoma training track June 3. He wasn't off to the sharpest of beginnings on debut and was scrubbed on early by John Velazquez. The 3-5 favorite chased from an inside fourth and was stuck in some traffic entering the far turn. Johnny V threaded the needle while splitting rivals at the top of the stretch and Major Dude took care of business from there to graduate by 3 3/4 lengths over Notah (Flatter). Pletcher-trained stablemate Delegated (Uncle Mo) was fourth. Major Dude becomes the fifth winner for his freshman sire (by Medaglia d'Oro). The $550,000 FTSAUG yearling is the co-second most expensive of 97 yearlings sold from the first crop of Bolt d'Oro. The stakes-placed Mary Rita, a $230,000 KEENOV purchase by Clearsky Farms while in foal to The Factor in 2016, produced a colt by Audible in 2021 and was bred back to Authentic. Major Dude's third dam is the legendary Personal Ensign. Sales history: $550,000 Ylg '21 FTSAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $34,500. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Spendthrift Farm LLC; B-Clearsky Farms (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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